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Poster: robotsdontsayyee Date: Sep 29, 2004 6:50pm
Forum: movies Subject: Question on Alternative Film Formats

I uploaded a film yesterday and it all seems okay except all the images are just black, the animated gif included. here's the link:

http://www.archive.org/movies/details-db.php?collection=opensource_movies&collectionid=Number10

I only uploaded as a wmv and I half expected to see the film converted and available as Qt, Real Media but I assume I have to do this myself? When I connect to ftp the Number10 folder has gone. Do I just recreate it and drop the files in? is the system going to be clever enough to put it "with" my previous upload?

do I have to do the gifs as well?

thanks for your help

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffakb Date: Sep 29, 2004 11:26pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Question on Alternative Film Formats

The Open Source software used to generate the gifs sometimes has a hard time with proprietary formats like WMV. Mpeg4 derivatives will be generated if you upload an mpeg1 or mpeg2 file, additionally if you upload an mpeg2 an mpeg1 file will be generated. If you want a proprietary format like Real, Qt, or WMV you'll have to create it yourself.

As for fixing the image problem or adding additional files after you've imported, both of those actions require manual intervention on the part of an IA administrator. Probably the best way to have that happen is to file an error report for the particular item which you can do by clicking on "report error" on the lower left of the url you indicated.

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Poster: robotsdontsayyee Date: Sep 30, 2004 2:45am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Question on Alternative Film Formats

thanks

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJonathan Aizen Date: Sep 30, 2004 2:54am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Question on Alternative Film Formats

As for fixing the image problem or adding additional files after you've imported, both of those actions require manual intervention on the part of an IA administrator.

This is no longer true. Use the replace item link on the details page.